[MonoDevelop] debugging an ASP.NET app in monodevelop

Michael Hutchinson m.j.hutchinson at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 00:35:57 EDT 2009

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 11:36 PM, Daniel Soto <daniel.soto2k at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, everyone.
> It's possible to debug an asp.net application using monodevelop 2.0? I
> didn't found a way to debugging with it. I put a breakpoint but the
> execution does not stop. Inclusively, using multiple projects in a
> solution, if I put a breakpoint in a line of my class library, the
> execution neither stops.
> Only console or windows forms, or GTK# applications can be debug.

The Mono debugger doesn't support debugging ASP.NET yet, therefore
MonoDevelop can't debug ASP.NET apps. The debugger's ASP.NET support
is almost done, and hopefully will be in Mono 2.6, so MonoDevelop 2.2
might have this feature.

One workaround that another user suggested is to debug via an NUnit
test project. This works particularly well with ASP.NET MVC

> Anyone can help me? According to Mono website, XSP runs in Release mode
> by default, but it's possible to debug with XSP in Debug mode,
> generating debug symbols and running in debug mode with
> MONO_OPTIONS=--debug xsp2.
> In monodevelop it's possible do this? How?

If your project's set to run in debug mode (which is not the same as
using a debugger), MD web projects already set MONO_OPTIONS=--debug
when running XSP, so that you get line numbers in exceptions.

Michael Hutchinson

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